Monday, October 12, 2009

Weather or Not....

The forecast in these parts for the next two days is "Torrential Rain".


That basically means people will forget how to drive. I expect to take a goodly number of traffic collisions this week.

There are several streets throughout the county that have been recently resurfaced with that "Slurry Seal" stuff. You can see the oily surface in the tire tracks where all the cars have forced some of the oil component of the slurry to the surface.

That's going to be slicker than snot with the rain.

Strangely, I actually kinda like working in a storm... a little. The wind and rain add a little interest to my day to day. And I know it's only for a day or two, then the sun is supposed to show its face again.

As long as my feet stay dry I'm a happy camper. When they get wet, I get grumpy.

Besides, who doesn't like hauling hundred pound tree limbs out of the street, blocking roads for downed power lines, chasing numerous alarm calls because the power is out, driving through flooded streets, and otherwise not being able to see where they're going because the rain is falling faster than their windshield wipers can clear it?

Postal Service hell! Weather can't stop the cops either!

Bring it on Mama Nature...

13 comments:

Front Porch Society said...

I was looking at the 69 degrees it was predicting for all y'all. *sigh* I would give anything to have 60 degree weather right now!!! It snowed here on Saturday and a bit today. More snow on the way this week, too. I HATE winter - and it is only the beginning of October!!!!

*Goddess* said...

The weather didn't stop the postal service today but Columbus Day did...

Damsel Underdressed said...

I'll take the 69 degrees off of your hands but you guys can keep your 40 mph winds and torrential rain out west there! Good luck. Be safe.

Dispatcher X said...

Ain't that the truth. Our alarm protocol goes out the window during storms with wait times of up to 4 hours if the storm is severe enough. Let's not forget the troubles with all the traffic signals and the moronic behavior exhibited by citizens when calling 911 when their power goes out and they have no clue who services their home.....

Beat And Release said...

I think I'm gonna bust out the Harley tomorrow and hit the country roads. :)

I LOVE bad weather when I'm working. As the storms roll in I head over to my private spot overlooking one of our rivers and watch the lightning blast away.

Roy in Calif said...

OTOH, 459s & 211s should be down (though 273.5s might be up as folks remain in [too] close contact).

It balances.

Alex said...

Stay safe out there. Reduced visibility + slick roads + people forgetting how to drive = not a happy situation. Of course, you know that already.

Do you guys have those orange vests for times like this, or do you just hope for the best?

OldCop said...

Hey bro, ever drowned your unit on a flooded city street? That's right, all the way up to the cup holders. Bad day!

TheBronze said...

So, how much paper did you end up taking?

Officer "Smith" said...

None. But I dragged eight tree limbs out of the road.

KD said...

impressive. Glad there was nothing "interesting" to report. ;)

Triple Beeper said...

Rain just makes cops work harder. Hope your feet stayed dry.

justusforall said...

Neither rain nor sleet nor shots fired will prevent an officer from keeping the streets safe...